Lt. Col. Mac Crawford takes command of 127th Mission Support Group Published Dec. 5, 2009 By TSgt. Dan Heaton 127th Public Affairs Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich. -- Lt. Col. Mac A. Crawford, a member of the 127th Wing since 1997, is now in command of the 127th Mission Support Group. Following the time-honored tradition of the change of command ceremony, Crawford accepted the Group's flag during the December Unit Training Assembly after it was relinquished by Lt. Col. Rodney Williams, who had commanded the MSG for almost four years. Williams recently was named director of the Human Resource Office of the Michigan National Guard and works in that capacity at state headquarters in Lansing. Crawford had been serving the last two years as Williams' deputy commander at the MSG. After leaving the active duty Air Force in 1997, Crawford began serving at Selfridge, working in a variety of capacities within the 127th Civil Engineering Squadron, including serving as the squadron commander for four years. According to Col. David Augustine, vice wing commander of the 127th Wing, Crawford has played a key leadership role at Selfridge in the years following the 2005 Base Re-alignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) process, which instituted a number of changes around the base. Speaking to Crawford, Augustine said, "You have a vision about how you see the future. It is now your time to create that vision." Crawford, who called the MSG the backbone of not only the Wing but the entire Selfridge community, challenged the MSG "to serve each day with greater intensity and passion." He pledged to do the same. The MSG is comprised of just over 500 Airmen and includes the Civil Engineering, Security Forces, Logistics Readiness, Communications and Force Support squadrons.